BSidesCharm 2024 Code of Conduct

Our “Code of Conduct” is “Be Excellent to Each Other”.

We expect the best behavior from our attendees, speakers, sponsors, staff, and other participants to create a safe and positive environment for everyone.

We have no tolerance for verbal, physical, or sexual harassments against any individual.

Speakers and presenters appreciate legitimate questions and alternate points of view. This is how we all learn. Asking questions of a speaker during their talk, to get clarity or debate a point, is acceptable and encouraged. However, heckling speakers, engaging in any disruptive behavior, or interfering with a presentation or training is unacceptable behavior and will be considered harassment which could become grounds for you being asked to leave the conference.

You will not engage in any form of harassing, offensive, discriminatory, or threatening speech or behavior, including (but not limited to) relating to race, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other protected category.

If you witness activity that violates the letter or spirit of this Code of Conduct, please alert a staff member. Staff are designated as the Board, Organizers, and Volunteers.

If someone asks YOU to stop a certain kind of behavior, please stop.

BSidesCharm has the right, and duty, to remove any harmful influence from the event for the safety of others.


Photography and Video Recording Policy

Avoid any photography, video recording, or audio recording of attendees or other individuals without the expressed consent of all individuals included or portrayed in the recorded media. Using your best effort and judgment, please try to ensure you have permission from anyone you photograph or record. This includes, but is not limited to, anyone in the background of your shot. Similarly, please try to ensure you have permission from anyone you photograph or record to post their picture online, including to social media and personal websites. For these reasons, “crowd shots” from the front (facing the crowd) are strongly discouraged.

Some presentations are designated as not-recorded. Refrain from any attempts to take video or photos within these sessions. Content from these sessions should be considered Off the Record unless willingly provided with the express consent of the presenter.

We require press attendees to adhere to this policy as well.

Respect the privacy of any individuals at the BSidesCharm event. You may request appropriate contact information from individuals but cannot force the disclosure of an individuals personal identity for any reason, nor should you willingly disclose an individuals identity for any reason without express consent.

Content Limitations and Restrictions

BSidesCharm is an all-ages event. For any and all content provided by speakers, trainers, villages, and sponsors, the following rules apply:

  • No inappropriate content related to any protected class
  • No explicit nudity or sexual content
  • No disclosure of a private person’s personal identity, a.k.a. doxxing
  • No classified content, regardless of if the content is previously leaked or publicly available

If content may violate one of these policies, but is very specifically integral to the content being presented, please contact your BSidesCharm Point of Contact to allow for Board review and approval.